Evidence-based research was performed by our partner, CASE Consultants International. This literature review was aimed at identifying the correlation between weather and environmental exposures and allergy and asthma. In addition, the research sought to identify specific weather and environmental exposure thresholds that correlate to a higher incidence of symptoms for allergy sufferers or negative health outcomes for asthma patients. These thresholds form the basis for our calculation of the original DailyBreath Risk Index. A complete alphabetical bibliography for the evidence-base is listed here.
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